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Functional children’s apparel made from the highest quality, performance fabrics.
Functional children’s apparel made from the highest quality, performance fabrics.
97 backers pledged $8,347 to help bring this project to life.

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Cozey 7: High Performance Outdoor Gear for Little Ones

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Mother & son team equip parents with tools to get children outside. 

Cozey 7 was born out of a passion for Jill Winckler to share the outdoors with her grandson Ari.

While hiking in Colorado, Jill and Ari frequently encountered quickly changing weather and adverse conditions. Quick to protect her grandchild from the elements, Jill repurposed a down jacket. She slid Ari's feet through the armholes, zipped it up, and tucked him into the backpack– creating a perfect extra layer.

Having spent 40 years in the sewing industry, Jill realized she could make something that functioned the same way. After extensive research with her son Jake, they found a lack of highly functional children's apparel crafted from the same performance materials commonly used in adult gear. This is the basis for Cozey 7 designs.

Cozey 7 believes in helping families get their kids outside and share a love of the outdoors, together! We deliver fundamentally superior products that solve problems parents face while taking their children outside all year long.

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Perfect for fall and spring - chilly mornings and evenings. The TrailHopper keeps little ones comfortable down to their toes.

The sleeveless design and zipper makes for versatility and freedom of movement. Slip over their onsies or shorts for a perfect extra layer. Foot cuffs keep toes warm and catch socks & shoes.

  • Material: 200wt Polartec® fleece.
  • Washable: Cool wash, tumble dry low, do not iron, non-chlorine bleach.
  • Colors: Royal Blue, Paintbrush (red), and Orchid (purple)
  • Sizing: NB, 3-6, 6-18, 18-2T
  • Comes with stuff sack and Camp USA carabiner
All products come complete with a stuff sack and Camp USA carabiner so you can conveniently have it on hand whenever you need. 

Opening up a TrailHopper!

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As a Colorado family, the next layer without question was a quilted thermal layer for snowy blustery days. There’s nothing like first tracks. The Caribou allows you to do that with your little one, knowing that they will be protected.

The sleeveless design and zipper makes for versatility and freedom of movement. Foot cuffs keep toes warm and catch socks & shoes.

  • Material: Primaloft® insulated layer. Removable, sustainably sourced coyote fur. 
  • Washable: Cool wash, tumble dry low, do not iron, non-chlorine bleach.
  • Colors:  Black & Gold
  • Sizing: NB, 3-6, 6-18, 18-2T
  • Comes with stuff sack and Camp USA carabiner
Slip it over the Grasshopper (shown below) for a perfect layering system!

The GrassHopper is a summer UV protector. This lightweight layer provides breathable, lasting UPF 50 protection without the use of chemical sunscreens. Quick drying with natural anti-microbial properties, this thin layer keeps little ones cool.

Reversible foots cuffs cover their toes while seated in backpacks and strollers. The attached hood covers their exposed head.

  • Material: Polyester Interlock (UPF 50 Protection)
  • Washable: Cool wash, tumble dry low, do not iron, non-chlorine bleach.
  • Colors: Blue Pinstripe, Blue Polka Dot
  • Sizing: NB, 3-6, 6-18, 18-2T
  • Comes with stuff sack and Camp USA carabiner

“Layering the GrassHopper with the Caribou, I love knowing that my grandson is happy and protected from both the sun and Colorado’s wild weather!” – Jill Winckler, Founder

The TrailHopper, Caribou, & GrassHopper come with stuff sack and Camp USA carabiner so you can conveniently have it on hand whenever you need.

Brand Partners: Polartec, Primaloft

Corporate Partners & Certifications: EWG Sun Safety Coalition, Goddess Garden Organics, Certifiably Green Denver

Manufactured in Colorado, USA:

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Why is it so important to get children out in Nature?

There is a vast amount of research hailing the benefits of getting children outside in nature on a regular basis. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that kids, on average, spend 7:40hrs/day in front of TV's & computers. We hope to equip parents with the tools they need to get outside with their kids, regardless of the weather, and change that to 7:40hrs/day outside.

Why “Cozey 7”? 

Ari always called his favorite blanket “Cozey.” His middle name is “7” so it was only fitting we name the company after him. After all, he was the source of inspiration!

A note from Jake, Co-Founder

"My mom and I are best friends. Everything we're doing here is for my nephew, Ari. I, Jake, am what you "see" (business development & all things digital). Jill is what you "get" (products, purpose, & everything between). Together we balance one another and strive to deliver fundamentally superior products that solve problems parents face every day. But, it's not just the two of us. We're a village raising both a child and a business. Thank you to everyone who has helped us along and continues to do so."

 A year ago, on Oct. 26th 2014, Jill and I went to our first market to see if anyone outside friends and family would be interested in the TrailHopper. The success we found there propelled us to where we are now. In as little as ten months, we went from a humble tent on the side of a street, to the Outdoor Retailer Expo in Salt Lake City.

Now we need you! The third, and final, piece to put this idea into full scale US production!

Funding

The funds we raise from a successful campaign will go directly to ordering materials from our suppliers and wages for our U.S. based manufacturers.

Nov. 3rd Launch Date 

Nov. 3rd - Dec. 3rd (1 month) Kickstarter Campaign 

Dec. 3 - Dec 17 (2 weeks) Kickstarter processing period (awaiting funding from campaign) 

 Dec 17 - Jan 8 (3 weeks, holidays & New Year factored in) Processing Orders + Ordering Fabric 

Jan 8 - Feb 1 (3 weeks) Production 

Feb 1 - Feb 15 (2 weeks) Warehouse receives orders 

Feb 15 - Feb 29 (2 weeks) Send out orders to backers!

**early bird items have an expedited schedule to ensure delivery by Dec. 25th.

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Risks and challenges

Our primary risk exposures are delays in receiving our technical fabrics from our suppliers like Polartec and Primaloft. We have established a network of manufacturers in the Denver area who are capable of manufacturing each garment, and already have experience doing so in test runs. However, we have capacity that can handle over 10x our set goal!

Our secondary risk exposures are related to quality control. We have established multiple control checks throughout the process to ensure this doesn't happen.

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    Wall of Fame! We have a dedicated page on Cozey7.com that will show all our wonderful supporters from this campaign.

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    Fleece Beanie: 1 Polartec® fleece beanie for Spring/Fall. Keeps your little one's head warm.

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    Polartec® Throw: 1- 72"x 58" Polartec® fleece blanket to keep you and your little ones bundled for chilly mornings, or nights around the campfire.

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    Early Bird TrailHopper: 1 Polartec® fleece for Spring/Fall. Keeps little ones bundled to their toes for chilly mornings, or nights around the campfire.

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    EARLY BIRD GrassHopper: 1 UPF 50 sun suit for Summer. The best solution for lasting sun protection available for your little one.

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    TrailHopper: 1 Polartec® fleece for Spring/Fall. Keeps little ones bundled to their toes for chilly mornings, or nights around the campfire.

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    GrassHopper: 1 UPF 50 sun suit for Summer. The best solution for lasting sun protection available for your little one.

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    ADULT Sized TrailHopper: 1 Polartec® fleece for Spring/Fall for adults. This is the only adult size layer that we are offering to our backers. Because adults need to keep warm on chilly mornings, or nights around the campfire too.

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    The BigFoot, ADULT Sized TrailHopper: 1 Polartec® fleece for Spring/Fall for adults. This is the only adult size layer that we are offering to our backers. Adults need to keep warm on chilly mornings, or nights around the campfire too!

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    EARLY BIRD Caribou: 1 High-performance coverall that insulates your little one, luxuriously from harsh winter weather.

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    Caribou: 1 High-performance coverall that insulates your little one, luxuriously from harsh winter weather.

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    The TRIO: All three layers including the GrassHopper, TrailHopper, and Caribou to protect your little one with the highest quality, performance materials year round.

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Funding period

- (30 days)